What is WIC?
WIC is a nutrition program that helps mothers and young children eat well and stay healthy!
What will WIC do?
- You will get checks to buy healthy foods!
- You will get breastfeeding support
- You can get referrals to medical providers and community services
- WIC does not provide all the food or formula you need
You may qualify if you:
- Are pregnant, breastfeeding, or just had a baby
- Have a child under age 5, and
- Have low to medium income, and/or
- Receive Medi-Cal, CalWORKs, or CalFresh benefits, and
- Live in California
Pregnant? New Mom?
Did you know that WIC provides support and information about breastfeeding your baby?
To get answers to your questions right away, call the local Breast Start hotline: (855) 855-MILK (6455) to speak to a Lacatation Consultant!Breastfeeding support and information is available to all WIC Program participants at the numbers listed below. After hours assistance is also available via The Breast Start Helpline: 1-855-855-MILK (6455).
Services are provided at 9 sites throughout the County. There are fixed-base offices in Ukiah, Willits and Ft. Bragg and staff travel to outlying clinics in Pt. Arena, Boonville, Covelo, Laytonville, and Gualala monthly or bi-monthly. In addition, there is also an office at Consolidated Tribal Health Project. Please call our office for more information and/or to schedule an appointment.
The WIC Program not only improves the health of the WIC participants, but also helps the local economy by the spending of the vouchers for specific nutritious foods at local markets. In 2014, over 2 million federal dollars were infused into the local economy as the participants spent the vouchers at local stores.
In County Phone Number: 1-855-843-2949
Ukiah - Main Office
1120 South Dora Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: (707) 472-2743
Fax: (707) 472-2734
Ft. Bragg Office
120 West Fir Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Phone: (707) 964-7106
Fax: (707) 961-2650
474 East Valley Road
Willits, CA 95490
Phone: 1-855-843-2949 or (707) 472-2743
Generally, WIC is available to low income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women and children under age five who are at nutritional risk and who are at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level. (See table below for income guide.)